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Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the New Zealand Government has approved the deployment of an Urban Search and Rescue team (USAR) to Nepal. “Nepal has accepted our offer to send an USAR team to Kathmandu, and a 37 strong contingent will...

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Confirmation by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman that he is to wind up a water quality improvement scheme will leave thousands of Kiwis with no alternative but to continue boiling their drinking water, Labour's Health spokesperson Annette King says. The...

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New Zealand First is calling for a mediator to break the impasse between Auckland school Hato Petera and the Catholic Church before the iconic institution is forced to close. “The school is battling an indecisive church landlord, a falling roll,...

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Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will make an initial contribution of $1 million to assist Nepal following yesterday's devastating earthquake. “New Zealand's contribution will be provided to agencies...

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It's a pleasure to be with you here in Dubai this morning to open this business seminar. And I'd like to thank the Dubai Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event today. As you may be aware, I arrived in Dubai last night after attending significant...

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The Prime Minister has began the Gulf trade mission by meeting the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and leading business figures. “These meetings gave me an opportunity...

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New Zealand First is accusing the government of being a bad Samaritan by not immediately dispatching Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams to Nepal. “Forty-five USAR specialists have been mobilised to Auckland, but there, they'll be awaiting...

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The Government should act immediately to help with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, Labour's Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. “The Nepalese Government is appealing for international assistance following yesterday's...

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Anzac Day now has the full recognition that other public holidays have long enjoyed, reflecting the growing significance it has to our sense of identity and pride as a nation, Labour MP David Clark says. “The importance of the 100th Gallipoli...

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Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand stands ready with financial and practical assistance as Nepal responds to the devastating ANZAC Day earthquake. “Although it will take some days to learn the full extent of the tragedy, the casualty...

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